One worked at Sacramento Cathedral and the other predator headed youth camp for 20 years
Victim is upset by local diocese’s “recklessness & secrecy”
At a news conference, a survivor of clergy childhood sexual abuse (who will be identified as John Doe) will disclose the sexual abuse he suffered as a child at the hands of two Sacramento priests who have never been publicly identified as credibly accused perpetrators: Msgr. Murrough Wallace and Msgr. Vito Francis Mistretta. Bishop Quinn and Bishop Weigand knew that Msgr. Mistretta sexually abused a minor and never warned parents.
John Doe is frustrated by Bishop Soto’s delay in publicizing the list of predators and wants to alert other victims of these two priests that they are not alone and need not suffer in silence. There are resources for victims of clergy sexual abuse to get help. The church’s current system to “help” survivors is inadequate and shameful.
Thursday, December 6, 10 a.m.
Law Offices of Joseph C. George, Ph.D.
601 University Avenue, Suite 230, Sacramento, CA
- John Doe, survivor of clergy childhood sexual abuse
- Dr. Joseph C. George, attorney for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
For two decades, Msgr. Wallace headed the diocese’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry and ran Camp Pendola where 20,000 kids have gone. He also lived in the Cathedral rectory, re-opened a school, and worked at churches in Colusa, Rancho Cordova and South Lake Tahoe. He is still alive and living in the Diocese of Sacramento.
Msgr. Mistretta worked at churches in Sacramento, Roseville and Citrus Heights.
Doe is encouraging survivors of childhood clergy sexual abuse to file reports with the Attorney General’s Office.
And Doe is frustrated by Bishop Jaime Soto’s delay in publicizing the list of predators and wants to alert other victims of these two priests that they are not alone and need not suffer in silence. Doe is also convinced that the church’s current system to “help” survivors is inadequate and shameful.